Stratford upon Avon has it all: timbered buildings, a beautiful river, a rich literary history and fabulous places to eat and drink. It is home to the river festival, the food festival, fab fest, the comedy festival and this year will become the proud host of its very own Folk Festival.

Stratford Arts House with partner Riverside Campsite welcomes Folk folk from far and wide to the very first Stratford Folk Festival.

Launching on Friday 2nd June, the ArtsHouse will play host to a Ceilidh featuring local band Greenman Rising.  Saturday and Sunday are jam packed with music, featuring internationally acclaimed headline acts (Show of Hands, Cara Dillon) , national award winners (Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman, Sam Kelly) and wealth of Midlands’ musicians (Fleetwood Cave, Magik River etc), music workshops, storytellers, arts and crafts alongside stalls offering everything from crepes to keepsakes.

We expect to welcome 2000 Midland based visitors across the three day event and will be catering to their discerning palette by offering a variety of high quality, speciality ales and serving up gourmet treats courtesy of our guest caterers.

Friday 2nd June 2017

19.00 – Ceilidh featuring Greenman Rising


Line Up Saturday 3rd June 2017

12.00 – Leon Gormley

12.45 – The Zeb Project

13.30 – Jack of All

14.30 –  Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman

16.00 – Edd Donovan and The Wandering Moles

17.00 – Merrymaker

18.00 – Sunnysiders – Ukulele (Foyer)

20.00 – Show of Hands with support from Fleetwood Cave


Line Up Sunday 4th June 2017

12.00 – Tom Prickett

12.45 – Carrick

13.30 – The Occasional Orchestra

14.30 – Sam Kelly and Jamie Francis

16.00 – The Redhills

17.00 – All Strings and Things (Foyer)

19.00 – Cara Dillon with support from Magik River